Behavior Professional Development

Responding to Disruptive Behavior

Professional Development Series 2:
Responding to Challenging Behaviors

Clock hours and TIP are available! (You must attend at least two sessions to quality for clock hours.)

  • Week 1: Tier 1 Behaviors and Interventions
    Monday, March 25, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at TLC
    Universal, class-wide behavior interventions are designed to provide teachers with low intensity, high impact supports for increasing appropriate behavior and decreasing problem behaviors in their classroom. In this training, we will focus on fun, engaging and easy-to-implement class systems and games used to support positive behavior. The goal is to provide you with at least three interventions that you can easily and immediately implement with your students.

  • Week 2: Function of Behavior (A)
    Monday, April 8, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at TLC
    Why do students engage in challenging behaviors? Participants will identify and discuss the most common motivators or functions of behavior and learn what variables to examine to identify these motivators.

  • Week 3: Function of Behavior (B), Putting Your Learning Into Action
    Monday, April 15, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at TLC
    Apply previously learned knowledge to identify what may be maintaining challenging behavior. Participants will review real-life scenarios, practice data collection and learn to assess that data to make hypotheses about the function of the behavior. A variety of tools to assess the function of behavior will be presented so that you can choose the ones that work best for helping your students and your classroom.  

  • Week 4: Replacement Behaviors
    Monday, April 22, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at TLC
    Learn how to use competing pathways to easily identify setting events, antecedents and problem behaviors. Participants will further their understanding in identifying desired behaviors, replacement behaviors and maintaining consequences.  

  • Week 5: Tier 2 Behaviors and Interventions
    Monday, April 29, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at TLC
    This training covers the six Tier 2 intervention strategies suggested by Wayne Callender.

  • Week 6: Reinforcement Systems & Consequences
    Monday, May 6, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at TLC
    Participants will learn why reinforcement is necessary for behavior change, the four factors that determine the power (influence) of a reinforcer, and much more.

  • Week 7: Trauma Lens
    Monday, May 13, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at TLC
    Participants will learn to recognize student paralanguage as their state changes. Participants will use a trauma lens to identify key strategies for working with students and have an opportunity to practice these skills.

  • Week 8: Responding to Crisis in the Classroom
    Monday, May 20, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at TLC
    Participants will learn strategies for promoting a safe environment for all students when one student is in crisis, including best-practices and the necessary components of effective safety plans. This training will also provide opportunities for identifying and overcoming common barriers in the development and implementation of these plans.

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With questions or for more information, please contact Brianne Barrett, Director of Secondary Special Services (x1045).